MVC Student Found Dead in Dorm Room

| August 11, 2012 | 8:44 am
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A Missouri Valley College student was found unresponsive in his dorm room on Friday.  School administrators said in a press release that Sherrell Smith, of St. Louis, appears to have died from natural causes, but his death is being investigated.  Grief counselors are assisting students.

Press Release from Missouri Valley College

School administrators confirm the death of a student on the campus of Missouri Valley College. Sherrell Smith, of St. Louis, was found unresponsive in his dorm room Friday evening. Emergency personnel and MVC medical staff were called to the scene. Cause of death is pending but appears to be of natural causes. Grief counselors were on campus talking to students that were in the immediate area when the death took place. “The entire college community is deeply saddened by this tragic event,” said Eric Sappington, vice president of institutional advancement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.” The case is still under investigation.

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